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Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence Newsletter 2/2012 Content Functional Services for C2 of CBRN Defence CBRN Defence Functional Service Real Time CBRN Reach Back NATO Joint Exercise SFJT 12 E Learning as a Future NATO Training Tool CBRN M&S Today ArcGIS Desktop Applications in CBRN M&S W&R Course in Serbia JCBRN Defence COE`s Courses 2012


Dear Reader, Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jiri Gajdos and I began my assignment as the new director of the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence on 1 August 2012. Many challenges affect our daily operations and only an effective and productive team like the JCBRN Defence COE can compete with these demands. I desire to contribute Community of Interest (COI). I believe our success depends on solid team building and highly motivated team work. The JCBRN Defence COE represent the entire NATO CBRN Defence community and I stand before you as a very proud member of this organization. I think that in order to respect of my co-workers and prove my worthiness for my position. It is not enough to be named the Director, I must earn it. I served in the CBRN Defence arena since 1982 and held every primary CBRN Defence positions within the Czech Armed Forces as well as within NATO. The great majority of my practical experience stems from operational assignments and my participation in real CBRN Defence Incidents in the Czech Republic. As the new Director of JCBRN Defence COE, I offer to you what I consider the three main goals of our organization in the near future. I based these goals on my knowledge of the CBRN Defence capabilities of the Sponsoring Nations, my personal experience on the International Military Staff (IMS) and my vast experience in CBRN Defence area. These goals are: 1. Noticeable increase in international prestige for JCBRN Defence COE. The COE must be recognized as a highly respected workplace offering top-level expertise and experience. 2. Focused JCBRN Defence COE activity mainly to support strategic and operational capabilities. Understanding NATO and its needs plays a critical role in accomplishing this. in order to become a practical and effective military organization which will play a critical role in the area of CBRN Defence throughout NATO. I am convinced that reaching these strategic goals is possible only by focusing the JCBRN Defence COE work on the following activities which must be in line with Sponsoring Nations willingness as approved by the Steering Committee: Provide CBRN advice and expertise Support strategic and operational planning, active participation in NAC WMD Seminars, CMXs and the Committee on Proliferation in Defense Format Program of Work Develop conceptual capabilities Support of NATO CBRN WGs Develop cooperation with partners Develop civil-military cooperation on CBRN Defence and in the area of Crisis & Consequence Management Proactive support of CBRN Pooling and Sharing projects Support implementation of NATOs CBRN RB&F Concept Effective use of the current M&S capabilities to support CBRN Defence Focus the work on editorial, analytical and informational activity in the area of the CBRN Defence 1


2 To achieve these proposed goals and priorities within the JCBRN Defence COE I consider it necessary to improve our systematic capabilities in the following areas: Education and deep specialization Project management Work with personnel Planning and approval process, task audit execution Relations between the JCBRN Defence COE and Sponsoring Nations CBRN Defence apparatus Although I have only served as the COEs director for a very short time, it is my honor to it into three parts including a special section devoted to the CBRN Defence Functional Services designed to augment the new Command and Control Capability Package for the NATO Command Structure. Allied Command Transformation provided the article Network Topology Maritime Interdiction Operations experiment. During the experiment sponsored by the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, the JCBRN Defence COE served as the main Reach Back Element (RBE). The experiment achieved remarkable success and coordination among all relevant facilities as well as the important support and contributions of all partners involved. Even though this represents only some of the initial results of the RB&F experimentation, it demonstrated the ability to provide real time support to operations critical to non-proliferation efforts. The JCBRN Defence COE played a critical role during this experiment, always providing accurate subject matter expertise and support. The second part of the Newsletter highlights the COEs efforts to improve the Partnership of the Combined Joined CBRN Defence Task Force. It also examines how we succeed in the area of E-Learning and provides a way ahead for what we would like to offer to the NATO CBRN Defence community in the future. note provides a technical description of the COEs CBRN Modeling and Simulation capabilities. Additionally we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of M&S solutions that allow military formations o substitute a real world environment with a simulated one. We live in a very complex and unpredictable world and NATO has dramatically changed over the last decade to meet these new challenges. These seismic transformations also affect the JCBRN Defence COEs current and future work. I stand ready to lead this organization to accomplish the JCBRN Defence COEs mission and I appreciate any advice and recommendations you can offer on how to improve the JCBRN Defence team to cope with these many challenges. With respect JCBRN Defence COE Director


3 Introduction those of us working on this issue for a long py end with the initial development of the CBRN Functional Service (CBRN FS) as part of a new Command and Control (C2) Capability Package for the NATO Com mand Structure (NCS). As with all new use of computers and software in support of military operations. As a birth-date for the CBRN FS allow me to offer 10 April International Military Staff (IMS) forwarded to Nations under reference IMSM-307-03 the Mission Need Document (MND) out lining the requirement for and NBC Com munications and Information System (NBC CIS). At this stage an explanation may be accustomed to screaming at the S6 when the telephones in the operations center dont function properly. What exactly is a now being called based on the adoption by NATO of the service orientated ap ganized so as to accomplish conveyance and processing functions. So what is the need for a CBRN FS? A look in the MND provides the following answer: Essen tially the CBRN FS capability is needed ate information on a CBRN incident or in cal aid to CBRN defence decision making and enhances CBRN situational aware ness during the planning and conduct of operations. Although this understanding has evolved since 2003 with the shift of focus in CBRN defence to preventing the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruc tion and the development of CBRN Reach Back and Fusion the statement in princi ple still remains valid. In the following article I intend to expand design and implementation of the CBRN FS. It is Important for the understanding required services to warning and report ing software. This has been one of the demonstrated in the often ideological bat tles over the best W&R software. In order to avoid these discussions hampering fu Defence CoE include within the 2013 Pro gram of Work (POW) a commitment to act as the CBRN FS demonstrator and to be come a clearing house for CBRN defence related software as well as provide recom mendations to the NCS/NCIA on best so lutions for required services. Who are the users of the CBRN FS? The Functional Services for Command defence capabilities is funded from Pro ject 0IS03078 contained within Capability Package 9C0107 Functional Services for C2 of Operations as one of 14 projects and Defence Planning. The scope of the project is to deliver C2 of CBRN defence of CBRN defence missions and tasks to all NATO Command Structure Headquarters and Centers eligible for NATO Common the Joint Force Headquarters and the Al However it needs to be understood in the context of the MC 586/1 MC Policy for Allied Forces and their use for Operations that the CRBN FS once operational will standardisation and interoperability. Functional Services for Command and Control of CBRN Defence CBRN Defence Functional Service (CBRN FS) Which interfaces need to be consid ered externally and internally? deployed modes. Functional Services for C2 of CBRN defence capabilities will be implemented within and must utilize existing and planned capabilities of the Bi-SC Automated Information System (Bi-SC AIS) and draw on core enterprise services (CES) such as geographic and meteorological services. The need to ex change information between different na organisational procedures in cases where no system interfaces should/need to be realised. Essentially these are the NATO bodies and organisations (such as Intelli veillance Centre etc.). As the systems used by external actors will most probably CBRN FS will provide for a generic inter web-portal. The connectivity of systems/ networks must be analysed on a case by case basis (mission dependent). The CBRN part of the Common Operational Picture (COP) will be transmitted via webservices to be incorporated into tactical CIS systems. The CBRN defence operator in a HQ will be able to exchange data with the meteorological services. The interface will at least enable data transfer of up to 300 MB according to the WMO Standard for weather data in GRIB 2 format (NATO sub format GRIB/ GRIB2). Which functionalities are required to support the operational activities? The CBRN FS will provide as a minimum the following functional services: J1 : tracking of CBRN exposure to person nel.


4 J3: CBRN defence relevant information of the current situation. J4: CBRN defence relevant logistics and medical information. J5: CBRN defence relevant data for oper J6: CBRN relevant CIS requirements and networks. commonly with operation wide lessons and GOs e.g. submit warnings. What data sources must be realised/ considered? Functional Services for C2 of CBRN De fence capabilities will focus on CBRN de terest information services. Given that in teroperability with Nations is essential the Target Architecture shall include interface to national information sources. It is impor tant that the target architecture is designed der to enable interface of additional spe How will the CBRN FS be implemented? On 13 April 12 HQ SACT ACOS C4ISR&NNEC signed the project mandate and forwarded the document to NCIA as the host nation. The project mandate is the initiating document for further project project mandate makes recommendations that a demonstrator must be available to End-Users to validate the functionality the JCBRN Defence CoE as the location for the demonstrator due to their existing expertise and the vital role they play in CBRN capability development throughout the Alliance. NCIA (former NC3A) provides governance over the project as the host nation for the project. The NCIA will es tablish an Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT) with representatives from all key project stakeholder organizations and provide the project management (contract of the implementation. Author: LTC Frank Kmper WMD/CBRN Background For several years the NATO CBRN Community worked on identifying and parameters of a future CBRN Reach Back & Fusion (RB&F) capability. The general Radiological and Nuclear Reach Back and Fusion Concept (2010). Based on Committee tasked us to explore the Capability requirements and possible ways and means for the future implementation of this new NATO capability. Therefore the 2014 include support of RB&F Element experimentation as a high priority effort. RB&F key factors A proper RB&F capability should be based on three main factors: 1. The availability of valuable CBRN technical and intelligence data/information. level pool/network of subject matter experts and scientists. 3. Timely response. Customers expect answers and support to be delivered in real time if possible (not within hours like legacy processes) and at an appropriate level of detail. The COE approached the problem by trying to innovate and explore new ideas and solutions during current RB&F experimentation in order to ensure the proper implementation Demonstration of a near real time RB&F capability participated in the Tactical Network Topology (TNT) Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) experiment organized by the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) The TNT-MIO experimentation focused on the technical and operational challenges of searching and interdicting small watercraft and large cargo vessels which may be illegally transporting nuclear and radiological threats. The JCBRN Defence COE participated as the main Reach Back & Fusion task of assessing radiological threats Real-Time CBRN Reach Back: Solution Out of the Box COE Contribution to TNT MIO Experiment 2012 from spectroscopic and other related instant messages) from Special Operations Forces Boarding Teams. Utilizing the NPS provided collaborative software available at all critical internet work spaces we achieved true global collaboration between remote and geographically dispersed partners which enabled real time or near real time exchange of tactical data such as operator and videos sent from boarding teams and swimmers. For the purpose of this RB&FE cooperated with different Military and accurately as possible to the requests for information. Those organizations were the Czech Military Technical Institute of Centre for Studies and Military Application Area Control Centre and the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). represents the enabling component for any RB&F capability. The above mentioned centers provided technical advice and subject matter expertise in real time facilitated by live footage and images provided by boarding teams via the collaborative software suite. to provide immediate technical advice on protective measures required and 1 The sending and receiving of CBRN defence information over existing communications bearer systems. 2 To support this work ACT together with NCIA is currently conducting a series of workshops to capture CES. The results will be presented at a work shop planned in Brussels on the 02 Oct 2012. See also: Bi-SC AIS Infrastructure Services Project Baseline Document 5000 FC0220 dated 27 April 2012. 3 Currently under development. 4


a host of other information exchange requirements that allowed vital interaction reach back and the operators in promising results demonstrated the ability to respond and provide a complete assessment of the radiological of the source and related protection measures in less than 2 minutes and to send a detailed report to the boarding team in approximately 5 1 CBRN Reach Back authoritative and detailed advice on CBRN and other CBRN remote expert sources of information. Effective CBRN Reach Back should support the whole spectrum of NATO response to 2 CBRN Fusion and assessment in support of situational awareness and operational planning. Such information is a primary tool in support of CBRN Reach Back. Sharing CBRN related information throughout the Alliance is critical to support CBRN related intelligence. 3 This experiment involved also other NATO and national cooperating institutions: Instiutions and organizations involved: NATO Training Center (NMIOTC). US Department of Energy (DoE): Lawrence Livermore US Department of Homeland Security (DHS): US Coast State of California (CA) Department (SFPD). Partner Nation Agencies: Norwegian Marine Jeger Germany 9 minutes. The experiment marked a new milestone in RB&F capability and produced incorporation into the overall RB&F experimentation process. It was a resounding success due to the exceptional organization of the coordination of the NMIOTC as MOC and provider of all relevant facilities and the important support of all partners. This effort represents only the initial step in the long process of developing a Rainy May weather in Norway greeted over 600 participants of the NATO Com mand Structure (NCS) as they gathered at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Sta vanger for what would be a very productive and innovative training event Exercise Steadfast Exercises are designed for the ground-breaking event. NATO held the exercise from 3-15 May HQs tested a new NATO Deployable Con cept for the Operational Joint Headquar ters (DJHQ). The SFJT12 task force was composed of elements from JFC HQs NATO Joint Exercise SFJT 12 Tool for the New NATO Deployable Concept Evaluation The Operational Planning Directorate (OPD) also supported the exercise and took responsibility for the Concept evalua cellence (COE) provided members to the JWC Training team that assisted the Trai ning Audience (TA) in meeting the SFJT 12 training objectives. As already mentioned one of the most critical changes introduced during the exercise was the new NATO Operational Concept. A critical aspect of the new con cept eliminates the requirement for the deployment of the Deployable Joint Staff Element (DJSE) from the NCS into theatre and commanding the operation from the JHQ peace time location. From a practi HQs (up to 500 troops) are incrementally deployed and directly commanded within the Joint Operational Area (JOA). The CBRN Joint Assessment Team (CBRN (CBRN Bn RC) and the JCBRN Defence COE represented the NATO CBRN com munity. The CBRN JAT served as the only active CBRN member of the TA and co llected information pertaining to the WMD capabilities of the belligerents and Toxic industrial sites in JOA in order to provide the NATO Interim Military Forces (NIM FOR) Commander with recommendations on possible CBRN threats. The CBRN Bn RC acted as part of the Exercise Control with other NIMFOR units and earmarked the CBRN Bn assets for the Joint Compo nents of the NRF. The JCBRN Def COE assisted the JWC TT and orchestrated the story board while closely interacting with CBRN RB&F capability for NATO. The JCBRN Defence COEs ability to provide a real time RB&F capability symbolizes a paramount achievement for NATO and the CBRN Community. The experimental RB&FE provided support to a variety of military and civilian organizations throughout a globally dispersed maritime environment. Next year the NPS intends to include chemical scenarios into the experiment and the JCBRN Defence COE hopes to play an even more role in this on-going endeavor potentially utilizing the CBRN RB&F prototype element to provide even more robust in all domains. Author: LTC Romeo Tomassetti (ITA)


6 The use of modern technology in support of traditional training methods represents one of the fastest developing areas of NATOs education and training capabilities. Electronic learning (e-Learning) serves as and knowledge to personnel from NATO and partner countries (PfP) in a very coste-Learning is education and training that is delivered electronically through a computer or other device E-Learning includes technologies such as Advanced Distributed Learning (m-learning) and collaborative learning. E-Learning opens a new space for students to experience a convenient learning opportunity according to their own whenever and wherever they are. Key intensions of NATOs e-learning: deliver education and training globally through multiple methods with little investment (low cost policy with the same quality outcomes) engagement: enable personnel to get the knowledge and the experience to enhance their effectiveness to the NATO mission Education and Training Facilities have an access to standards and guidelines for e-Learning capability development Using e-Learning ensures NATO and PfP staff accessibility to high-quality education and training which can be easily student. NATO chose Allied Command Transformation (ACT) as a leader and an administrator of e-Learning and currently it offers over 300 hours of education and training based on the e-Learning system. ADL functions as one of the most common forms of e-Learning in NATO provides education and training courses via a network using a standard web browser. NATO offers ADL courses on its two major access to the internet. ADL follows Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM). This enables the courses in ADL to be uploaded with minimum adaptation to any other SCORM Learning E-Learning as a Future NATO Training Tool the NIMFOR and JWC MEL/MIL group. the JCBRN COE adjusted the CBRN inci dents in order to help the trainees follow and meet the SFJT 12 objectives. scenario placed in the Horn of Africa. JWC Management System with the same version of SCORM. ADL courses include various components such as multimedia and chat rooms. In January 2012 JCBRN Defence COE made a decision to participate in the e-Learning program and to establish an ADL team with responsibility for preparation of ADL courses. The ADL team members traveled to the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) to undergo the initial training required for development of their own courses. NSO provided information on how to operate the SCORM Defence COE course based on a web phase 2 (course testing). The team made outstanding progress so far and strongly believes that the pilot course remains on track for September 2012 unveiling. They hope it will soon be available to NATO and PfP training audiences on the SACT web pages at This of Advanced Warning and Reporting Specialist course obtain the minimum knowledge base required prior to the start of the course. The JCBRN Defence COE activities in the contribution to the NATO education and training system and enhance knowledge distribution throughout the Alliance. As CBRN course distribution among NATO and PfP nations particularly within the Due to the worldwide increase of access to COE ADL team believes future e-Learning represents one of the most important innovations in education within NATO. for the JCBRN Defence COE to follow NATOs education and training trends and be a pioneer in this respective discipline. sisted Tytan (a notional nation) in securi ty & stabilization operations (NA5CRO). Beginning with the upcoming exercise Skolkan scenario replaces the Cerasia. The Skolkan scenario offers generation of more complicated threats to be exercised to the fact that it simulates operations in more highly developed notional countries. panied the Director of the JWC during a short visit to the exercise and this increased the visibility of the SFJT12 event.


In the previous installment of this article we described the importance of M&S and its impact on training and experimentation. We discussed common M&S terms as well as the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Additionally we attempted to constructive simulations. The article also mentioned an example of how the JCBRN Defence COE M&S Section uses the work of the MSG-096 (Consequence / Incident Management for Coalition Tactical Operations) to contribute to NATO. The entire M&S Section staff actively participates in these efforts and plays a critical role in the development of CBRN models and simulations as well as the integration of CBRN functionalities into existing ones. In this segment I would like to elaborate on the JCBRN Defence COEs M&S Sections efforts concerning the NATO Education and Training Network (NETN) and the associated Federates. This serves as the cornerstone of the work of MSG-106 Historical background and program of MSG-106 CBRN Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Today (part 2) leveraging existing national capabilities. MSG-068 developed initial technical solutions to enable distributed training and (SAE) showed the technical feasibility of a network of distributed simulations. A demonstration during I/ITSEC 2010 elicited strong interest from numerous nations for a reference architecture and community full vision. MSG-068 recommended additional technical development and noted the lack of an established long term process for the maintenance of the initial reference architecture and standards and also noted the absence of provisions unable to more closely link or assess its capabilities against the operational support on objectives of MSG-106 as follows: 1.Provide guidelines for Exercise (SIMCON) in performing Computer 2.Update the NMSG-068 reference fede ration architecture and FOM design docu ment to improve and extend it based on tested technical solutions. 3.Support the NMSG-106 products for: nal bodies. Contribution of the JCBRN Defence COE MSG-106 operates in three separate sub Technical. All of them closely cooperate together and also with other M&S Groups and NATO and industrial organizations (Figure 1). The JCBRN Defence COE pri marily focuses our efforts in involvement in the Technical subgroup. Maintaining situational awareness of the current pro gress of NETN and Real-Time Platform Reference Federation Object Model (RPR FOM) requires additional resources to en hance the M&S Sections capabilities if we became a member of the CBRN FOM Ti ger Team of the Technical subgroup. The UK assumed the lead of this Tiger Team and assigned the JCBRN Defence M&S Section to investigating methods for co mmunicating between its SW tools Battle Command and CBRN Sim Suite where the CBRN interoperability issue is already par Team presented its initial results during Author: MAJ Lubomr Chylk (CZE) 7


8 In a previous issue of the JCBRN Defence COE Newsletter we introduced our readers to some very basic information about what M&S is all about and discussed several of the advantages and disadvantages of its military application. We also talked about how the JCBRN Defence COE M&S section contributes to a variety of NATO activities. In this article we intend to inform our M&S called the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software products. GIS represents a technology platform designed for processing and preparing geographical data and it serves as the basis on which GIS provides M&S with the working of its tasks. One of the great advantages of M&S solutions is that they allow operators to substitute a real world environment with a simulated one. This usually provides a virtual environment created by computer software and interfaced to the user mostly by means of some type of visual display. In military simulations war computer software which depicts the real world and recreates as many of its attributes and peculiarities as possible. Maps in one form of another existed for centuries and have been linked to military operations throughout recorded history. development of computers could they be used in a digital form to create structures modeling and simulation. A) Geographical data (maps) can be divided into two basic groups: equally sized cells (pixels) arranged in rows and columns and placed into a maps (Compressed ARC Digitized Raster with broad use in planning of military by two basic elements: a point and a line ArcGIS Desktop Applications in CBRN Modeling & Simulation (M&S) connecting two points. The position of these two elements in a space is described DTED (Digital Terrain Elevation Data Level elevation data magnetic models just to name a few. Most of them have only a limited value in use for CBRN programs. B) The Depiction of geographical data in proper form for its application in modeling and simulation remains a demanding and sophisticated problem. To solve the problem and prepare geographical data for software developed by the US company ArcGIS 10 is a powerful and complex tool whose applications are used in almost all branches of human society. It allows us to databases different types of geographical data. ArcGIS generally provides a framework for gathering and organizing that it can be displayed and analyzed. Seeing the data on a map powered by GIS instead of a spreadsheet allows for faster and better decisions in CBRN operations. ArcGIS Desktop 10 comprises two integrated applications: ArcCatalog ArcCatalog is the data management application used to browse also allows users to preview the data on a map and provides the ability to view and manage metadata for spatial datasets. maps. The ArcMap interface has two main side and the data frame(s) which display the map. Items in the table of contents correspond with layers on the map C) ArcGIS as a database tool ArcGIS 10 offers many ways to perform GIS data management which involves primary data storage mechanism in ArcGIS is the geodatabase. You can There exists tabular information of geographic features designed to store geographic data for CBRN requirements. analyze the data. Tabular information is in the form of dBASE table which tables can be made up of thousands of form of HTML Popup link as is shown in as the dBASE table and the corresponding 2 GB. ArcGIS allows us to associate records in one table with records in another key. Sources of tabular information and ArcGIS can take advantage of many formats. Tabular information could be are tabular attributes that describe those geographic features accompanying data itself. Tabular information includes the dBASE editor and delimited by commas or tabs Microsoft Excel. ArcGIS makes it possible to perform queries on these tables with attribute data which helps to perform spatial queries and analysis to create new tables. The Make application of a SQL expression to one or more tables. data management tasks we can perform using tabular data. Tables allow users to can classify or categorize attributes to color be used to represent pieces of land affected by CBRN agent or perform other in the CBRN environment. D) ArcGIS as a digitizing tool M&S uses ArcGIS as a digitizing tool which allows to create and edit several kinds of data. Digitizing is the process of converting features in raster format into a digital


9 format (raster-to-vector data conversion). This way we can perform conversion of geographical data represented by raster attributes or infos. By means of several types of shapes i.e. and multipoints we can draw layers displayed individually or together until the whole map is shown. E) ArcGIS as a georeferencing tool Raster data is commonly obtained by scanning maps or collecting aerial photographs and satellite images. Scanned map datasets dont normally contain spatial reference information (either embedded in photography and satellite imagery e.g. properly with other data available for that particular geographic location. This is true for CBRN programs e.g. HPAC (Hazard to use some raster datasets in conjunction georeference them to a map coordinate system. A map coordinate system is by which the curved surface of the earth is Georeferencing the raster dataset means and assign the coordinate system of the data frame. Georeferencing raster analyzed with other geographic data. All geographic location that enables them to be located on or near the earths surface. The ability to accurately locate geographic features is critical in both mapping and GIS. F) Map formats used by CBRN programs HPAC accommodates a variety of of CADRG map products (raster data) (vector data in .shp format) BMP (raster data) Point feature data in .CSV format (for the NBC Analysis many map formats can Warning & Reporting Course in Serbia Through bilateral visits and contacts between representatives of the Republic of Serbia and NATOs contact embassy (currently represented by the Czech Republic) a Mobile Education and Training Team (METT) from the JCBRN Defence COE Vyskov executed a one week course at the Serbian Armed Forces CBRN Training Center (SAF CBRN TC) in KRUSEVAC Serbia from 22 to 28 April 2012. A representative of the NATOs contact embassy accompanied by representatives of the Serbian Superior Training Command CBRN TC Commander opened the course. Colonel SAVIC stated: The CBRN Warning and Reporting (W&R) System Manual Procedure Course is only going to by the bilateral agreement between the Republic of Serbia and NATO signed in the beginning of 2012. It represents a new importance for SAF in implementation of NATO STANAGs and in support of SAF projects for Regional SAF CBRN TC. Training Center and CBRN battalion be easily converted into its own .gst format ADRG/CADRG (Compressed Arc Digitized Graphics) VPF (Vector product format) TIF (Raster data) CB Sim Suite requires geographical data in format with extension.C7L. The format Geographical Data to C7L. In that case we cannot use ArcGIS. Battle Command utilizes its own internal data format with extension .mtd. The program uses special software TDB Tool for conversion of common geographical raster and vector formats into mtd. BC can work with formats ArcGIS Desktop 10 is a versatile and powerful tool for geographic data management and its employment in CBRN represented by the JCBRN Defence COE Program of Work.


10 JCBRN Defence COEs Courses 2012 CBRN Unit Evaluators Course (17 21 September 2012) The course will be an advanced level extension of original CREVAL Course aimed at providing CBRN SMEs with additional information syndicate work. Expected Outcomes: Participants are familiar with CBRN Units Capability statement and evaluation procedures IAW AFS Volume VII and FOR/ Participants are prepared to conduct the evaluation over a broad spectrum of CBRN Units. Minimum level of English language skills: 2222 Audience: NATO/PfP countries CBRN Warning and Reporting Specialists Course / Pilot Course (15 19 October 2012) personnel involved in NATO CBRN W&R System. They placed the emphasis on detailed CBRN procedures for the handling and processing of CBRN Defence information. Practical exercises utilizing the CBRN Warning and Reporting system along with various CBRN W&R centres serves as the most important part of the course and constitutes a culminating event that allows students to demonstrate their ability to apply the skills taught during the course. Expected Outcomes: Audience becomes familiar with Warning & Reporting (W&R) Organization and Responsibilities. Minimum level of English language skills: 2222 Audience: NATO/PfP countries For more information and initial registration visit You can also contact the Project Manager directly at MAJ Radek Tom (phone: +420 973 452 868, E-mail: received a tailored module of the NATO CBRN Warning and Reporting System Manual Procedure Basic Course. The in manual operating procedures & staff cooperation in the CBRN warning and Automated Data Processing systems utilized by NATO for CBRN Defence. Instructors placed the emphasis on the appropriate procedures for handling and processing of CBRN Defence information. The students considered the course very valuable. The lectures were well received practical exercises and the individual the students highly appreciated the JCBRN experience and subject matter expertise. participants considered this course excellent preparation for future jobs and placed a high value on the training. Commander informed the audience that in order to increase and strengthen offered CBRN TC to serve as the Regional CBRN TC in accordance with NATOs Non-Binding Guidelines and Minimum Standards for CBRN First Responders. The main idea of the Regional CBRN Center would be specialized training and development of CBRN defence capabilities and doctrinal principles from countries in TC celebrates 80 years of its existence in September 2012 and Col SAVIC expressed his appreciation that the JBRN Defence COE intends to conduct a CBRN Warning and Reporting System Manual Procedures Advance Course at SAF CBRN TC during that period. The JCBRN Defence COE also expects to conduct a Crisis Management after a CBRN Accident Course for SAF and Serbian National Crisis Response Centre in November 2012. This strategic level course provides unique opportunities for Serbian strategic planners to develop a familiarity with NATOs approach towards CM and assists in their efforts to become interoperable with NATO for mutual cooperation in case of natural or manmade disaster.


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